Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 March 2031 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | March 2031

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 1 March 2031 at 04:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2031 after 4 days on 9 March 2031 at 04:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2031 at 04:30
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 March 2031 at 06:36
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 March 2031 at 03:49
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 31 March 2031 at 00:32

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 385 / 1338

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 385 of Meeus index or 1338 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 385 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 386 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠41.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠70.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 2 March 2031 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 March 2031 at 18:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 320 km

Moon is 404 320 km (251 233 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 634 km (229 680 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 28 February 2031 at 11:02 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 March 2031 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2031 at 20:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.491°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.353° in the next southern standstill on 15 March 2031 at 19:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 9 March 2031 at 04:30 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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